The EPG should be read in conjunction with Employer Pension Notices (EPNs), which update the guide.

EPG Section 2

Roles and responsibilities

A number of people and organisations have responsibility for ensuring the successful delivery of the Civil Service Pensions arrangements.

EPG Section 3

Civil Service pension arrangements

The Civil Service Pension (CSP) arrangements are made up of a number of different schemes, including some where the member contributes to their own investment fund.

EPG Section 4

Your responsibilities when staff join

As a general rule, the majority of your employees will be eligible to join the Civil Service Pension (CSP) arrangements.

EPG Section 5

Your responsibilities when staff are in service

The ‘Members’ section contains comprehensive information for scheme members, including contact details for the Scheme Administrator (MyCSP).

EPG Section 6

Your responsibilities when staff leave before pension age

Staff may leave the Civil Service before their scheme pension age and receive pension and/or compensation payments under the Civil Service Pension (CSP) arrangements.

EPG Section 7

Your responsibilities when staff leave at or after pension age

The scheme pension age for nuvos members is currently 65. For classic, classic plus and premium members, it is currently 60. In alpha, a members’ Normal Pension Age (NPA) is the later of their State Pension Age (SPA) or age 65.

EPG Section 8

Compendia, payroll and data responsibilities

Compendia is the pension administration software used by the Scheme Administrator (MyCSP) to administer the Civil Service Pensions (CSP) arrangements.

Section 9

Disputes, appeals and complaints

Sections 50, 50A and 50B of the Pensions Act 1995 (as inserted by the Pensions Act 2004) and the Occupational Pension Schemes (Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008 set out the framework within which occupational schemes must investigate pension complaints.

EPG Section 10

Pensionable earnings

This section describes what elements of earnings are pensionable and also tells you what you need to consider.

EPG Section 11

Training and learning materials for you and your members

MyCSP provides specialist employer training and member engagement seminars.

EPG Section 12

Compulsory bulk transfers of staff

EPG Section 13

Resource accounts disclosure

15 December 2021
Last updated:
24 July 2023